Planning on watching the eclipse? Get those glasses first | Metro

Get your glasses while the getting is good.

The excitement for this summer’s total solar eclipse in St. Louis has led to a task force buying 400,000 sets of viewing glasses which will protect the eyes of those viewing this astronomical event.

These safety glasses protect your eyes by filtering out the harmful ultraviolet and infrared light giving while allowing good visibility of the eclipse.

“Most of the viewing glasses were purchased directly from Rainbow Symphony by schools, parks, etc. through a discount program arranged by our St. Louis Eclipse Task Force,” said Donald Ficken, chairman of the St. Louis Eclipse Task Force.

Four manufacturers, including Rainbow Symphony certified that their eclipse glasses and handheld…

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